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UK PayPal Phishing Attack - Do not click!


#1

Hello,

A new PayPal sophisticated phishing attack is hitting most UK users.
The text these fraudsters are sending out (Using Whatsapp or Mobile Text).
According to the message, there’s a problem with your PayPal account (Locked) and you need to log in immediately to correct it. Click the “Bitly” link in the message, and you’ll be taken to a website where you can “fix” the problem.

It’s not the PayPal’s website, of course.

So again “Don’t Click that link”.


#2

Glad I don’t have a smartphone hence no whatsapp thingy or whatever that is (I know, I’m a caveman), and my mobile phone is from 2000 or so :smiley:

But still, these phishing attempts are sent via email as well, and I can’t count how many I’ve received.

But here’s a tip: for those who use email apps/software that allow you to check the sender’s email address, always look at the sender address before reading an email that looks or claims to be an official notice/warning, and make sure it matches the service that it claims to be.


#3

Here they send fake LinkedIn follow requests by text messages on phone…always be super alert when clicking on anything…


#4

I dont have Paypal … :fallen_leaf: